What kind of vehicle is it possible to detect with a HIKOB WISECOW sensor?

The HIKOB WISECOW sensor detects motor vehicles with a metallic mass (light vehicles, heavy goods vehicles, motorized two-wheeled vehicles, buses, trams …).

How does the magnetometer technology used by the HIKOB WISECOW sensor family work?

A magnetometer is used to measure the intensity of the earth’s magnetic field. It analyzes the variation of the terrestrial magnetic field induced by the vehicle passage to calculate information such as: Speed, length, silhouettes, magnetic vehicle signatures, time of presence, occupancy rate…

What type of battery is used in HIKOB WISECOW sensors?

The HIKOB WISECOW sensor family uses non-replaceable Lithium Li / SOCL2 batteries.

What kind of information can I get with the HIKOB WISECOW-T sensors?

With HIKOB WISECOW-T sensors it is possible to obtain information such as: vehicle counting, VL / PL classification, traffic direction, occupancy rate, harmonic speed, aggregate data etc. To know the vehicles movement direction, their speed and their classification, it is necessary to install two sensors at a known inter-distance.

What is a “Dry Contact”?

It is a physical switch interface (Electric switch on / off) also called bang–bang-control.

Does the HIKOB system integrate “dry contact” interfaces?

The HIKOB system includes modules with “dry contact” outputs.

What can the “dry contact” outputs be used for?

The “dry contact” outputs of an HIKOB system can be used to feed-back the WISECOW sensors detection states.

How long does a HIKOB LION router last?

A HIKOB LION router is completely autonomous. In addition, with its fully charged battery it is capable of running two months in total darkness.

How to start the HIKOB WISECOW sensors?

The sensors are delivered in a state of deep sleep. From the moment, the sensors are within reach of an HIKOB network, they try to connect to the network once every half hour. To accelerate the reconnection to the network, it is possible to reactivate the WISECOW sensor with a magnet.

Does the HIKOB system give a detailed report on its operation?

Yes, especially on the number of equipment in the network, on the evolution of the radio links quality, on the network equipment battery voltages… Different interfaces are available to access this data.

Can the system be upgraded after installation?

Thanks to the HIKOB network bidirectionality, all HIKOB firmware can be remotely updated.

On what radio frequency, do you operate the HIKOB system? Is a license required?

No license is required for the 2.4 GHz ISM frequency band used by the HIKOB network.

Is the HIKOB system robust to urban electromagnetic disturbances?

Yes, it is extremely robust. The operational protocol in the HIKOB network uses an FTDMA mechanism (frequency hopping and time allocation on the different channels available in the 2.4 GHz ISM band) increasing the radio link robustness.

What benefits can I draw from the HIKOB system compared to a traditional induction loop systems?

Equivalent detection performances while avoiding wiring operations and further maintenance.

Does the HIKOB system detect the direction of traffic flow?

Yes, by coupling, in the system, two HIKOB WISECOW sensors positioned on the traffic lane.

Is it necessary to install additional software in my information system to supervise and manage the HIKOB system?

The HIKOB GATEWAY comes with an embedded web application that can be securely accessed from any Internet browser.